Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions

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CIKLA U., SWANSON K. I. , Tumturk A. , KESER N., ULUC K., COHEN-GADOL A., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY, vol.130, no.2, pp.331-340, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11060-016-2126-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-340


Tumors of the lateral and third ventricles are cradled on all sides by vital vascular and eloquent neural structures. Microsurgical resection, which always requires attentive planning, plays a critical role in the contemporary management of these lesions. This article provides an overview of the open microsurgical approaches to the region highlighting key clinical perspectives.